David French had an interesting take on the Jenner controversy yesterday: Last week, when Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner was enjoying a fresh 15 minutes of fame, a number of social conservatives passed around this Wall Street Journal article by Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Arguing against transgender surgery, he shared a number of politically incorrect facts, including a sobering corrective to those parents who seem eager to embrace transgenderism in their young kids, going so far as to administer puberty-delaying drugs. (It turns out that 70 to 80 percent of kids who report transgender feelings “spontaneously” lose those feelings.) [Read more...]
It must be hard to be a liberal. [Read more...]
[Nancy French's note: Leah Libresco was a talented, prolific Patheos blogger on the atheist channel who announced in 2012 that she had converted to Catholicism. Her blog can be found here... and congratulations, Leah!]
Review by Wendi Matusic
As one who is fascinated by conversions from stanch atheism to devout Christianity, I was anxious to hear Leah Libresco’s story. As it turns out, this book was not exactly the place to get the background. And in fairness, it wasn’t titled or advertised to be. It is more like opening her biography to a page in the middle and joining her on her search for a prayer structure. [Read more...]
Caitlyn Jenner showed “Hollywood courage,” defined as an action that is guaranteed to win the thunderous applause of the cultural elite — and gain fame and fortune — while earning the disapproval of a distant social conservative culture that coastal liberals rarely encounter and can’t begin to understand. Noah Galloway, by contrast, sacrificed his body for his country – defending the ESPN’s right to make its pitiful cultural statements – then showed perseverance through pain that we can scarcely comprehend. But whatever. He has to marry Caitlyn Jenner for ESPN to care.
Read it all here.